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and -- >> straight out. >> was this really a big deal? >> don't worry, senator rubio, nobody noticed that you gave a speech. [ laughter ] >> our powerhouse roundtable takes on all the week's politics. george will, democratic congressman joaquin castro, former speaker of the house newt gingrich, ruth marcus from "the washington post" and former romney adviser, stuart stevens. >> hello again. george is off today. it's great to have you with us. in a "this week" exclusive congressman paul ryan is standing by to join us live, but first a major political story breaking overnight. a new report from "usa today" with what the paper says is a draft of the white house immigration proposal. according to the report, the plan includes allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for legal status with a pathway to citizenship after eight years. it also expands e-verify and border security. joining us now to talk about this is the new white house chief of staff, denis mcdonough. thank you for joining us. >> thanks for having me, jon. >> now, this hit with a thud as far as marco rubio is concerned. he said late last
for joining us. >> thanks for having me, jon. >> now, this hit with a thud as far as marco rubio is concerned. he said late last night in a statement, quote, this legislation is half baked and seriously flawed. it would actually make our immigration problems worse. if actually proposed, the president's bill would be dead on arrival in congress leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal immigration system for years to come." let's be honest. there is no passing an immigration bill without marco rubio. how could the white house be working on a draft without republican input? >> jon, you know, the president has always approached this question of immigration reform from four principles. one, let's make sure that the border is secure. two, let's make sure that we enforce on businesses who are gaming the system, enforce their requirements to live up to the law. three, make sure that we are reforming legal immigration so that we can use it to make sure that those who have come here legally have a reasonable option. and we've not proposed anything to capitol hill yet. we've got a bill. we'r
to deal with. an obama immigration plan is not going to pass the house. >> he needs a rubio/obama plan. >> i'm just saying just from a bush social security plan after '04 was dped because it was the bush social security plan so if you want legislation. >> will a rubio immigration plan pass the house. >> no, but i think a rubio -- the house republicans and house democrats have been meeting on immigration. i mean i think there will be a house immigration bill that has a very substantial support that boehner and can'ter and others will be supporting and i think that negotiated with a senate immigration bill that has to have bipartisan support could actually get to the prosecutor he's desk. but an obama plan led and driven by obama in this atmosphere with the level of hostility towards the president and the way he goads the hostility i think is very hard to imagine that bill -- that his bill will pass the house. >> newt brings up the really interesting leadership conundrum of obama. you have them demanding that the president lead and demanding the president plan and then you have the reali
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